A term of endearment used by algebraic topologists when talking about their favorite power tools such as Abelian
groups, bundles, homology
groups, homotopy groups, K-theory,
Morse theory, obstructions,
stable homotopy theory, vector spaces, etc. Gadgets
are sometimes also called algebraic gadgets.
See alsoAbelian Group
, Algebraic Topology
, Homology Group
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ReferencesPage, W. Topological Uniform Structures. New York: Dover, 1994.
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